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Intel flogs rackmont server biz to Kontron

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Mon Oct 06 2008, 14:34

MAKER OF GERMAN mini computers, Kontron AG, is snapping up Intel’s rackmount server business.

If all goes according to plan at the regulatory review level, the two firms should sign on the dotted line within days, for an as-yet-undisclosed sum.

Kontron certainly has high hopes for the unit, and said it expects sales next year to surpass $40 million.

The 70-employee rackmount server group will also go some way to helping Kontron extend its embedded computing and telecommunications activity. The firm reckons it is working closely with Intel to ensure the transition is “smooth and seamless”.

Ulrich Gehrmann, Kontron’s CEO reckoned punters would benefit from being able to choose new computing platforms from a single source. He added, "Both the existing Intel products and any future Intel Architecture multi-core server designs will firmly establish Kontron the leading provider of multi-core carrier-grade server platforms."

Kontron will produce the servers at its factory in Penang, Malaysia. µ


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